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Welcome to OSU Research Forests

Welcome to OSU Research Forests

Welcome to OSU Research Forests

Welcome to OSU Research Forests

Welcome to OSU Research Forests

Welcome to OSU Research Forests

Welcome to OSU Research Forests

Welcome to OSU Research Forests

Welcome to OSU Research Forests

Welcome to OSU Research Forests

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Welcome to the OSU Research Forests!

The OSU Research Forests were donated to the College of Forestry to serve as a living laboratory and outdoor classroom for students, researchers and managers to learn about forest ecosystems and management. OSU utilizes the Research Forests to find new ways to sustainably manage forests for conservation, education, business, and recreation.

Our forests proudly serve as a refuge for the community to connect with nature, learn about our ecosystems, and enjoy favorite outdoor activities. All operations on the forests – including recreation and trails – are self-funded through timber harvests.

Trailheads can get congested, so check out this webpage for tips in planning your next trip to the Research Forests!

Announcements

The Right Trail Website Launches!

The Right Trail, a trails mapping website for Benton County has just launched. This collaborative project is a free resource for public trails, where everyone from casual visitors to serious outdoor recreationists can search for new places to run, walk the dog, watch birds, or find family-friendly natural areas. Site visitors use tools including interactive maps and a sortable selection of recreation activities to find trails that best meet their needs and interests.

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Summer College Forests Newsletter!

Our summer newsletter has lots of great information about recent College Forests happenings and upcoming forest management, research activities, and recreation projects.  Check it out here!

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Upcoming Forest Management Activities on the College Forests

Check out our Current Activities page to learn more about McDonald and Dunn Forest management activities this spring and how they may affect your use of the area.

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Forestry Events

01Oct2018

CoF Undergraduate Research Clinic at Strand Agriculture Hall

There are numerous undergraduate student research opportunities on campus and this clinic will provide you an overview of the various programs you can apply to, the benefits, and some skills…
04Oct2018

Society of American Foresters Convention, College of Forestry Alumni Reception at Double Tree Portland

Join the College of Forestry for our annual alumni reception as part of the SAF Convetion. View on site | Email this…
19Oct2018

Forestry Fieldtrip - BLM Yaquina Head Outstanding Natural Area at Snell Hall/Mu East

Join us for a trip to visit the Yaquina Head Outstanding Natural Area. Meredith Matherly, Education Program Coordinator, will guide us on a tour of lighthouse and the grounds. We’ll…
24Oct2018

Handshake 101 Workshop at Strand Agriculture Hall

Handshake is a valuable tool that connect you to career events, employers, jobs and Career Development Center counselors. This workshop will show you the benefits of using Handshake and guide…
25Oct2018

Selling your logs at Coos County OSU Extension Office

This evening workshop covers the basics of timber harvesting and timber sale management for small woodland owners. Topics include harvesting systems, harvesting costs, safety, sale types, steps on a timber…